A hot and muggy Saturday afternoon brought out about 25 MINIs (and Minis) for some socializing and good food. Lots of newer and potential members were there, and we got to see a few people who haven’t been to an event in quite some time. We had club members arrive from as far north as Milwaukee area, East from Indiana, and Northwest from Huntley. Rob from the Culvers in Downers Grove rolled out the red carpet for us by providing free custard treats, toys for the kids, and a big Welcome sign out front.
WRAPUP: L.A.T.E. Ride volunteers were treated to an extra special last minute suprise from MINIUSA.. They were able to pick up a MINI convertible on Friday evening and keep it through the entire weekend. Club Treasurer Francis was already planning on volunteering to drive a chase vehicle during the event, and decided to do an extra stint at the MINI exhibit. Photos and recap are from Francis:
The weekend starts easy enough. I pick-up my Horizon Blue Cabrio from Patrick MINI after work Friday and drove it home (top-down of course). The latest version of the Cabrio is pretty neat. But I’ll need a longer test drive before I turn my car in for a new one. Continue reading →
WRAPUP: A half dozen MINIs braved the drizzly morning to participate in the parade. We were the second to last in the lineup (thankfully ahead of the horses), and were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd with lots of children. A fun time was had by all!!
I participated in the Windy City BMW Drivers school event at Gingerman Raceway this past weekend, and had a great time.
My personal objectives were to have a good time, learn more about what my car could do at higher speeds, to improve my driving techniques, and to be able to say that I have driven my MINI to my limits on a racetrack.